January 2013

Strike Suit Zero is everything I wanted it to be

For those that aren’t familiar with the name, Strike Suit Zero is a space-based ship combat action game. It was recently released by indie developer Born Ready Games and I picked it up on PC (via Steam) almost immediately. I had been following the development of this title since PAX

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Continuum – Occupy Wall Street in tiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmeeeeeeeee

  I promise after this week I’ll lay off the time travel for a little while.  Or maybe BEFORE this week!  Whoooohhhhoooohhhoooo!  Anyway, over the weekend I caught the first two episodes of Continuum, a Canadian series SyFy has picked up for rebroadcast.  The first season is complete and has

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Taking the Path of Exile Beta

I’ve been on a serious action RPG kick. It might be because this cold has reduced my attention span into something more appropriate for a kitten, but the frantic clicking and feel-good gameplay of titles like Diablo 3 and Torchlight 2 is hitting the spot. I found out just 16

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Star Wars: Edge of the Empire

    The confession that’s going to get me fired from this website: I’m not that into Star Wars. I sure don’t like dislike it, but I’ve never delved into the EU, can’t remember the names of any races besides Wookiees, Ewoks, and Twi’leks*, and just in general don’t have

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My First GM

Role-play, like many other nerdy hobbies, is weird, sort of silly and incredibly difficult to explain to people who don’t partake. Like Magic the Gathering or an MMORPG, role-play is filled with odd rules (both written and unwritten), a massive amount of varied settings and so much in-lingo and terminology

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Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival 2013

I am sad to say that this past weekend was my first time attending the Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival even though it is now in its eighth year. Never again will I miss this local event if I can help it. The film festival (#SFFSFF) was four

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Timecrop – At Least 5 Good Time Travel Movies

In the last two weeks no less than three separate people on my Facebook friends list have asked about good time travel movies.  It’s easily one of the most common tropes in science-fiction, and it’s so often done wrong that finding good examples can be a challenge.  Giant plot holes,

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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, Is it Enough?

My fondest PC gaming memories are playing single player games tag-team with my best friend 15-some years ago. It’s easy to be nostalgic about a time when personal computing itself had limitless possibilities. I fondly remember sitting in my friend’s basement eating Campbell’s soup out of microwavable bowls, both of

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Author Archives: Guy Gavriel Kay

I was talking to my dad not too long ago about a book on medieval history we’d both read, and he brought up the fact that he rarely reads fiction. “History’s more interesting,” he said, “and usually more unbelievable.” I don’t agree, but there’s a point there that applies especially

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The Crisis on Infinite MMOs! – A DC Universe Online Review

Super hero MMOs have a hard playing field to break onto. City of Heroes, the benchmark super hero MMO, was incredibly popular, boasting a very dedicated fanbase and positive word of mouth for years. It had excellent character creation for its time, a wide variety of powers and even a

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